While at AHIMA, Healthcare Scene sat down with Kim Carr, Director of Clinical Documentation at HRS. In the following video, I ask Kim Carr to make the case for dual coding. I even assert that many look at dual coding as dual work, but Kim Carr offers a number of important reasons that organizations should be doing dual coding ICD-9 and ICD-10 today.
While dual coding is great for your ICD-10 preparations, it turns out that your organization can benefit from dual coding even under ICD-9. Kim Carr talks about a specific example of benefits you can gain for your organization even before ICD-10 becomes a requirement.
Certainly some organizations struggle with how to do dual coding while still maintaining their day-to-day coding production. This is where an organization may want to look to an outside company to help them through the process.
Considering New Years is just around the corner, maybe dual coding would be a great New Years resolution for your organization.
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